Electrical Quality 12 pin

RobRoy

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Chasing some more advice. I have to get the cruiser changed to a 12 pin. Are there better quality options than Narva as I have been frustrated with these in the past?
I notice super cheap have a metal one for not much more. Is this a better option?
 
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mikerezny

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There are now also combination plugs with a 12-pin socket and an Anderson plug.
Some cars use a magnetic reed switch in the 12-pin socket to determine if a trailer is connected and use this to turn off the reversing sensors, rear camera etc. You may want to check. For instance, one is needed for a Ford FG MK II sedan.
If that isn't complicated enough, these sockets have reed switches which come in two versions: Normally open and normally closed.

cheers
Mike
 
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RobRoy

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The KiSS method which I am a disciple of means just fit a 7pin as per normal the other bits are rubbish, power your van/fridge with an Anderson then it will be plug in and forget, all the rest is BS.
With the annoying damn reversing beeps I just pull my hearing aids out, but really its no more annoting than the kids yelling.